Here is a brief tutorial on how I did it:
- I used a 12 x 20 oval embroidery hoop that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I spray painted the oval black. Before I spray painted it, I removed the screw so that it would be silver.
- I cut the sewing machine out using my Cricut Expression 12x24" mat and the Heritage cartridge. I tried several sizes before I settled on this size. I backed the black fabric with Thermo-web and cut it out using the flip feature.
- When I placed the black sewing machine on the red dot fabric it needed a little something so I decided to mat the sewing machine cut out using white fabric. The single layered fabric turned out to be too transparent so then I backed it with heavy interfacing. I had to cut that out manually because it was too thick to run through the Cricut.
- I did not intend to stitch the project at all, but the fabric didn't seem to stick on the edges. I did a straight stitch on the white layer and then zig zagged on the black layer.
- After all of the stitching and adding the heart button, I hooped the fabric, trimmed and glued the fabric to the inside rim of the hoop and held it in place with clothespins to dry.